Involving service users and carers in social work education

The content of the guide

This guide focuses on how partnerships between the degree programme providers on the one hand, and service user and carer organisations on the other, might be formed and sustained. It goes step by step through the stages and processes of planning and preparing for active and purposeful partnerships. The guide outlines the issues that have to be considered and some of the options for action at each point. Wherever possible, it provides resources directly in the form of written material and examples from practice or gives directions to documents, websites and contacts that the user of the guide may wish to follow up.